Data Protection

Terms and Conditions




1. All examination and revision course bookings must be made and paid for online; the exceptions to this are companies with whom we have existing invoicing agreements and those cases where candidates are unable to attend any of the exam centres shown on the online registration form. In these cases, registrations are not confirmed until we have received payment (or PO numbers in cases where we have agreed payment by invoice). If you are unsure if your company has an arrangement with us or there is no listed exam centre in your country please contact us for help via

2. Upon successful completion of registration and payment candidates will be sent a confirmation email and a link to the learning materials. The syllabi and learning materials are included in the examination fee

3. Candidates are reminded that IBD Examinations are based on the contents of each syllabus, which can be accessed on the IBD's learning website at

4. The centre you have been assigned is only provisional and may change. Final confirmation of your examination centre, including location details, examination times and further details relating to the examination will be forwarded at least 1 month prior to the examination

5. No refund of examination or revision course fees will be offered

6. Examination deferrals for non-medical reasons will only be accepted up until the application deadline and will incur a deferral fee of £95 per module (subject to VAT). Deferral of fees will be granted on medical grounds on receipt of a medical certificate or doctor’s note. Fees may only be deferred once and requests must be made in writing.

7. Revision courses cannot be deferred

8. Please ensure that your contact details are kept up to date. Changes to your personal details can be made by logging into MyIBD

9. Revision courses do not include exam fees or overnight accommodation

10. Candidates should note that the IBD examination regulations permit the IBD to request delegate names from IBD Accredited Tutors subject to requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018.

11. When you register for a revision course/examination with the IBD, we will process some or all of the following personal data so that we can provide our Training Courses/ Examinations to you:

- Name and contact details
- Payment details
- Date of birth
- Work experience
- Membership / candidate number

12. If you are applying for a revision course and or an examination on behalf of someone else, it is your duty to make them aware that you are providing their personal data to us. Our lawful basis for processing this data is that it is ‘necessary for the performance of a contract, or to take steps to enter into a contract’, as set out in the Data Protection Act 2018.

13. We use third party solutions for some of our processes:
- Your payment will be processed though a third party payment gateway.
- You may be auto-enrolled onto our Learning Management System (LMS) so that we can provide you with access to the learning resources you have paid for, which is hosted by E-learn design. You can find out more their data privacy at
- You may be enrolled onto our Online Assessment Portal, so that we can provide you with an online assessment, which is hosted by Questionmark. You can find out more their data privacy at
- Your examination paper may be uploaded on an online marking system, so that we can provide the IBD Board of Examiners with an E Assessment Solution, which is hosted by Calibrand. You can find out more their data privacy at

14. Some of your data may also be shared with the following third parties, depending on the revision course /examination you have signed up to:
- IBD Accredited Tutor;
- A third-party Exam Centre who is hosting the exam;
- IBD Board of Examiners

15. Successful completion of some examinations may lead to:
- Your name being published in our flagship journal
- Your name being shared with your regional IBD section so that they can present you with an award at a regional event
- Your name being given to a printer so that an award can be personalised
We will rely on the lawful basis of Legitimate Interest to do this, but please let us know if you would rather not have your name published or shared in this way

16. We will also use the lawful basis of Legitimate Interest to contact you about similar courses/exams in the future, but please let us know if you do not wish us to do this

17. For more information about your rights under GDPR and how your data is being processed, please refer to our privacy policy

18. For any queries relating to examination registration please contact:





  1. The object of the IBD is the advancement of education, especially in the sciences of Brewing, Fermentation and Distillation.  Eligible applicants are, “Persons who by the virtue of their interest in the scientific and technical aspects of the Brewing, Fermentation, Distillation and related Industries are, in the opinion of the Council, able to further the objects of the IBD and are nominated, in a form prescribed by Council, by one subscribing Member”.


  1. Applicants from the UK can select from: Great Northern, Midland, Southern, Scottish, or Irish Sections.  ii) Non UK applicants can select the Africa Section, Asia-Pacific Section or International Section (primarily for those from Countries with insufficient numbers for a local Section).


  1. You must notify us of any previous application and especially any Class of Membership obtained.


  1. Student Members must complete the ‘Validation from Educational Establishment’ section above.


  1.  A reduced rate is offered and only applies to those who register for the Foundations or General Certificate examinations (Introductory Membership). The reduced rate is available for the first three years as an Introductory Member after which time the subscription level reverts to the full Standard Member rate. Existing members are not eligible for the introductory offer.


  1. MBAA members holding professional membership are entitled to the discounted rate of £119.


  1. If your employer is paying your fee and requires an invoice, a Purchase Order should be enclosed with your application.


  1. Membership at the discounted ‘Student Rate’ is granted for the period of study indicated in the application. However, if studies are extended, a Student may apply for re-registration. Failure to re-register or transfer to Ordinary Membership on completion of the period will result in the removal of his/her name from the Register of Members without further notification. A candidate for discounted ‘Student Rate’ Membership is required to produce evidence satisfactory to the Council: i) that he/she is undergoing full-time study. ii) that he/she is recommended for registration as a Member by the appropriate tutor, teacher in any University or Institution. iii) a Student who ceases study before the agreed period is complete must advise the IBD or transfer to full membership.


  1.  We may occasionally contact you by Email with IBD/Section news.  If you wish to be contacted this way, please indicate here: ☐


  1. Applicants MUST pay the necessary subscription fees before any application can be put to Council.  The subscription year runs from the date the member joins and continues for a year.


  1. Please tick here to opt-in to appearing in the online members list (viewable by members only) or any printed directory members list: ☐


  1.  Please contact us immediately if your personal details change or if you have any queries.


  1.  All completed application forms and correspondence should be addressed or emailed to:

Membership Department, Institute of Brewing & Distilling, 44A Curlew Street, Butler’s Wharf, London, SE1 2ND, UK

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7499 8144 - Email:  - Web:



When you apply for Membership with the IBD, we may process some or all of the following personal data, so that we can fulfil your membership request and to manage your membership on an ongoing basis:

  • Name and contact details
  • Date of birth
  • Payment details
  • Work experience
  • Employment/study history 
  • Membership number

We use third party solutions to support some of our processes:

As part of your membership package:

  • You will receive a copy of Brewer & Distiller International – your contact details will be shared with our magazine distributor Wiley for this purpose
  • You will from time to time receive administrative communications from us relevant to your membership 
  • You will receive our regular e-newsletter for members 
  • Your contact details will be shared with your local IBD section so that they can contact you about local events.
  • Your name will be published in our list of new members in our magazine.  

Our lawful basis for processing this data is that it is ‘necessary for the performance of a contract, or to take steps to enter into a contract’, as set out in the Data Protection Act 2018, but if you would prefer to not receive our magazine or newsletter, please let us know. 

We will retain your details 7 years after your membership lapses /terminates and please be aware that may contact you to ask if you would like to re-join for 6 months after lapse.  We may also contact you from time to time with surveys on our membership. We will rely on the lawful basis of legitimate interest to do these, but please let us know if you are not happy for your data to be processed in this way. 

For more information about your rights under GDPR and how your data is being processed, please refer to our privacy policy. Or to contact us about GDPR: